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Key Roles

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  • Director, Applied Energy Division, SLAC
  • Interim Chief Research Officer, SLAC
  • Co-Leader, SLAC Sustainability Research Initiative
  • Executive Committee, Battery 500
  • Chair, Leadership Board of the College of Arts & Sciences, Santa Clara University
  • Governance Board, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, JCESR (2019-2023)
  • Stanford Computer Science Department Strategic Planning Committee (2016-2017)
  • Commissioner, Utilities Advisory Commission, City of Palo Alto (2010-2016)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Materials Research Society (2013-2015)


  • DOE Roundtable, Foundational Science for Biopreparedness and Response (2022)
  • DOE National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory (2020-2022)
  • Co-Chair, IEEE Conference on Big Data for Advanced Manufacturing (2015-2018)
  • Chair, Green Photonics Symposium, SPIE (several years)
  • Associate member of National Academies Panel on Federal Statistics, Multiple Data Sources, and Privacy Protection (2017)
  • Co-General Chair, ACM SenSys Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (2016)
  • Co-Chair (2014) and Member (2011), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory–Stanford University Energy Task Force

Selected Testimony and Presentations

  • Presented testimony to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy (2017)
  • Presented testimony on the challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things to the California State Assembly Select Committee on Emerging Technologies (2015)
  • Keynote speaker at International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (2015), “Disruptive engineering and societal impact”
  • Speaker at TedX Cupertino High School (2015), “So, you want to change the world?”
  • TechCode Distinguished Speaker presentation (2015), “Trends in Artificial Intelligence”


  • Co-Instructor, Spark Seminar, Fair Distribution of Electric Power One Microgrid at a Time, Santa Clara University (2023)
  • Co-Instructor, CS320: Value of Data and AI, Stanford University (2020-2022)